A GHOSTLY figure has been spotted standing over a grave at a cemetery dubbed “the most haunted in New England”.
Haunting pictures seem to show the shape of a person wearing a long cloak.
Tyler Karanasios, 26, took the images during a visit to Pine Hill Cemetery in Hollis, New Hampshire.
The burial ground is also known as Blood Cemetery, after Abel Blood, who is rumored to have been a murderer with occult connections and whose ghost is said to haunt his grave.
Looking for something spooky, Tyler decided to visit the cemetery with a friend – and it wasn’t long before he discovered the reason for the site’s haunted reputation.
Mr Karanasios, 26, said: “When we arrived, it was probably close to midnight. Some spots were cold and some were warm. It was strange.
“I believe a lot of it was adrenaline, but it is possible I was feeling the presence of a spirit.”
He continued: “I noticed the figure at one point when I turned around. It moved quickly and scared me.
“I then told my friend we should take flash photos before we leave.
“When we got home, we realized what we had captured after going through our photos.”
In one of Tyler’s photos, some mist is visible between two rows of headstones.
But when the image is brightened, the mist forms the shape of a person wearing a long cloak or shroud.
Mr Karanasios, a healthcare worker, believes it may be the ghost of one of Abel Blood’s family.
He said: “Abel Blood’s headstone happens to be in the photo. It is the smaller broken one in the shape of a triangle in the photo. The rest of the Blood family is buried there, including a young child.
“I believe the ghost might be Elizabeth Blood. I think this because the spirit in the picture looks like a woman and happens to be standing behind her gravestone.”
When Tyler shared the photos online, viewers suggested perhaps it was simply the outline of another headstone.
But another photo taken in the daytime during a previous visit shows no headstone is there.
Mr Karanasios said he understood the scepticism, but that he himself is totally convinced it was a ghost.
He added: “I truly cannot explain this photo naturally. The area in which this figure is shown is not visible any other time.
“It most certainly is only in this picture, otherwise it is just another space of grass.”
A website dedicated to the cemetery describes it as “the most haunted in New England.”
Despite his reputation, evidence has not been found to substantiate the rumours that Abel Blood was a murderer or had any connection to the occult.
A paranormal investigator wrote: “His genealogy and the town’s history suggest that he was a very Christian man and lived a good, law-abiding life.”